Parish Life – Our Weekly Blog

Small Act, Big Impact

By: Lauren Brooks

When someone does us a favor we often say “You’re a life saver”! It’s a phrase that is casually thrown around and certainly not taken literally. What if a small act of giving could save someone’s life?

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TURNING in the Direction of Love

By Fr. Chris Harris

Watch this before reading.

In our baptism, we promise that with God’s help, we will turn from the powers of sin, hatred, fear, injustice, and oppression toward the way of truth, love, hope, justice, and freedom.

Why Be Confirmed or Received into the Episcopal Church?

By: Rev. Chris Harris

On Sunday June 2 at the 10am Service, Bishop Bonnie Perry will be at Christ Church Cranbrook to offer anyone the opportunity to be Confirmed or Received into the Episcopal

Who are the Cranbrook Ringers?

By: Hunter Torres

Have you ever heard the Cranbrook Ringers handbell choir play at a CCC service? This short article is intended to shed some light on the unique experience of ringing bells at CCC, and to enthusiastically invite you

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Happy Easter! Let’s Create a Rule of Life

By Rev. Chris Harris

The season of Easter is a time of new life, new beginnings, and new growth. Having spent the last 40 days reflecting on what we might prune from our lives to make room for God and

A depiction of the passion story told on palm sunday

Was Palm Sunday a Procession or Political Protest?

Was Palm Sunday a Procession or Political Protest?

By Rev. Chris Haris

According to New Testament scholar John Dominic Crossan, the parade that we reenact each year on “Palm Sunday” — marking Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem — would

Supporting Our Dear Friend John Repulski

Dear Friends,

Many of us have experienced God’s love through the wonderful ministry of John Repulski, who served as Music Director and Organist at Christ Church Cranbrook from 2003 – 2014. His legacy of musical compositions and talented musicians still

How I Walk the Labyrinth for Lent

By Dr. Felix Rogers

Even though labyrinths have been around for thousands of years, there is no “right” way to walk it. For me, walking the labyrinth is an opportunity to practice mindfulness. It

Release of In a Different Voice: Music by Women Composers

By: Jonathan Ryan

Christ Church Cranbrook has a rich, beautiful history of not only music and the arts but also lifting up women. The rear window in the church, often called The Women’s Window, features some 60 women from the

Fr. Chris’s Favorite Spiritual Practices for Lent!

By Chris Harris

Lent is a fallow time where we can reassess our lives and ask what we might need to put down, prune or let go of so that we might make more room for